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Blanchett, Catherine Elise (Blanchett, Cate)

Born: 1969 AD
Currently alive, at 46 years of age.

Nationality: Australian
Categories: Actresses


1969 – Born on the 14th of May in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Australian actress.

1992 - Joined Sydney Theatre Company, appeared in "Oleanna", starring opposite Geoffrey Rush.

1994 - Co-starred in the Australian TV program "Heartland".

1996 - Made film acting debut in the short "Parklands".

1997 – Teamed with Ralph Fiennes in "Oscar and Lucinda", directed by Gillian Armstrong.

         - She married Andrew Upton on December 29th.

         - Had featured role in the Australian film "Thank God He Met Lizzie".

         - She won the Best Supporting Actress Award from Australian Film Institute.

1998 - Played title role in "Elizabeth", a film biography of Queen Elizabeth I; directed by Shekhar Kapur and co-starring Geoffrey Rush and Joseph Fiennes.

         - Received Best Actress Oscar nomination.

         - Had featured roles in Barry Levinson's "Pushing Tin", "An Ideal Husband", directed by Oliver Parker, and "The Talented Mr. Ripley", helmed by Anthony Minghella.

         - Made her London stage debut in the Donmar revival of David Hare's "Plenty".

2000 - Cast as a Southern widow with psychic abilities in "The Gift", co-written by Billy Bob Thornton.

         - Co-starred as a Russian chorus girl screened at Venice in "The Man Who Cried".

2001 - Starred in the film "The Shipping News." She played the title character, a Scottish woman who agrees to be a spy in Vichy France during WWII, in "Charlotte Gray".

2002 – Played the role as a slain Irish journalist Veronica Guerin in "Chasing the Dragon: The Veronica Guerin Story".

         - Earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Drama.

         - Reprized Galadriel in "The Lord of the Rings; The Two Towers".

         - Starred in "Heaven", Tom Tykwer's English-language directorial debut; reteamed on screen with "The Gift" co-star Giovanni Ribisi.

2003 - Portrayed Galadriel in "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King".

         - Starred opposite Tommy Lee Jones in the suspense thriller "The Missing", directed by Ron Howard.

2004 - Cast in Jim Jarmusch's "Coffee and Cigarettes" a series of short stories that all have coffee and cigarettes in common.

         - Received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Female.

         - Portrayed legendary screen icon Katharine Hepburn opposite Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes in "The Aviator".

         - Received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

2006 - Co-starred opposite George Clooney in "The Good German," about an American journalist trying to solve a murder mystery in post-war Berlin.

         - Co-starred with Brad Pitt as a tragedy-stricken American couple vacationing in Morocco in "Babel."

         - She played the role of an art teacher who is arrested for having an affair with a 15-year-old student in "Notes on a Scandal".

         - Received Golden Globe, SAG and Oscar nominations for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.


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